The Call of Discipleship
Passage: Mark 1:14–1:20
"He [Jesus] says, 'I want you to follow me so fully, so intensely, so enduringly that all other attachments in your life look like hate by comparison.' If you say, 'I'll obey you, Jesus, if my career thrives, if my health is good, if my family is together,' then the thing that's on the other side of that is your real master, your real goal. But Jesus will not be a means to an end; he will not be used. If he calls you to follow him, he must be the goal." —Timothy Keller, The King's Cross, 19.